Paths Of Victory
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Paths Of Victory, Camp's debut solo album, boasts no fewer than seven Dylan covers including the title song Paths of Victory, Camp's classic recording of Get Together, and his own folk classic Pride Of Man which was also recorded by Gordon Lightfoot and Quicksilver Messenger Service. The song's lyrics took on a new meaning after 9/11.
"Issued around the tail end of 1964 or the very beginning of 1965, Paths of Victory is an overlooked highlight of the tail end of the folk boom itself. Traditional acoustic folk would soon largely give way to electric folk-rock and singer-songwriters. Within the limitations of the solo guitar-and-harmonica format, though, the record is quite progressive for its era. The punch is fattened with bass (by Red Mitchell) and double-tracked voices on some cuts, and the repertoire is largely selected from contemporary writers rather than traditional tunes. Although just one of the compositions was wholly written by Camp, it's his engaging, sometimes soaring vocals and forceful playing that puts the material over, avoiding the mannered, reverential delivery that dates so many '60s folk boom LPs to the historical dustbin." - Richie Unterberger, CD Liner Notes (read full review)
"It's incredible how fresh some folk revival recordings remain. Known more for his work with Bob Gibson, Hamilton Camp holds his own with "Pride Of Man" along with a number of less familiar Dylan songs. With good guitar and harmonica work, Paths Of Victory is an amazing folk document." - Ronnie Lankford, Jr. in Sing Out!, Spring 2002 issue
Girl from the North Country also appeared on Elektra EKL 9001 [Mono], The Folk Box - Various Artists, a four record boxed set released in 1964, and Elektra S-78 [Stereo], Folksong '65 - Various Artists. Get Together appears on the Rhino Records 3 CD boxed set Washington Square Memoirs R74264 (2001). Pride Of Man appears on the 5 disc Elektra boxed set Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records 1963-1973 R74745, R74746 (2007/2006).